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Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive

Dr. Bruce Damer & the Levity Zone Archive is the complete collection of podcasts and other assets from the Levity Zone as well as talks by Dr. Bruce Damer on other podcasts and online shows. This material is freely available for use under a Creative Commons NC-SA license unless otherwise specified.

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Dec 31, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce shares some heartfelt words on the recent so-called "election" of 2016 in the USA. Recorded on the eve of the new year 2017 and offered on the eve of the so-called "inauguration" of a non-elected "president". It reflects a Canadian but also a human view of the broken nature of the US national political system and  its need to be radically remade some time in the future. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (recording and cover art). [released 19 January 2017]
Topics: US Political System, presidentail elections, democracy, Donald Trump, fraud, voting, constitutional...
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Dr. Bruce Damer on Lucid Planet Radio with Dr. Kelly Neff (podcast, radio). Currently includes: Episode 71: Spaced Out Science, a Conversation with Dr. Bruce Damer
Topics: science, space, spirituality, festivals, Terence McKenna
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Nov 30, 2016 Jamie Wheal, Steven Kotler, Evolver Learning Lab
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Dr. Bruce Damer on "Stealing Fire" Evolver Learning Lab #1: November 30: From Endo to Exo: Alternate Realities in Service of the Human Future How might altered states best serve creativity? Dr. Bruce Damer is a multi-disciplinary scientist, designer and author who has engaged in decades of exploration into states of consciousness, specifically in the practice of achieving endogenous visionary states to support thought experiments. We all experience Endo (internal) states when we are...
Topics: altered states of consciousness, flow states, church, Eleusis, psychedelics, science, endogenous...
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Nov 1, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Skanky Mojo
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The "Ode to Terence" (McKenna) as read by Dr. Bruce Damer at the Esalen Institute, June 2012 and set to music by Skanky Mojo in November 2016. Fine the full story and images about the Ode at: http://www.damer.com/projects/fan-terencem/Bruce-Damer-Ode-To-Terence-McKenna.htm Find the full script below: 1. Where did you come from Terence? - You youthful seeker of the weird, from circus freak show fuzzy Charlie to Eros on the tightrope strutting just out of reach of death in the big top -...
Topics: Terence McKenna, Psychedelics
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Oct 26, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell
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Join Dr. Future (Al Lundell) and Dr. Bruce in another Tubcast, a spirited (and bubbly) hot tub conversation ranging from the cosmic destiny of life beyond Earth, to our own ancestry at the birth of our world, to how we might best survive and thrive for another five hundred years. Is all we have to do to wake up to how rare we are and to the wonder of *what is* rather than falling into stories invented by others? Please join us again in the Levity Zone for dialogues at the edge of the west, or...
Topics: life in space, spacecraft, Mars exploration, conspiracy theories, Elon Musk
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Oct 26, 2016 Noah Lampert
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Dr. Bruce Damer on Noah Lampert's Synchronicity Podcast Dr. Bruce Damer stops by Synchronicity to talk cooperative evolution, liminal boundaries, magic, reality and more! Episode 53 can be found at: https://syncpodcast.com/episode-53-dr-bruce-damer/
Topics: science, evolution, cooperation, liminality, magic
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Oct 1, 2016 Mike Zaremba
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Dr. Bruce Damer was interviewed at the Float House in downtown Vancouver on the subject of "the Origin of Life" and other topics by Mike Zaremba in late October after the Spirit Plant Medicine conference at UBC. Description for Episode #91: Bruce Damer is truly one of a kind. He is Canadian-American multi disciplinary scientist, designer, and author. Dr. Bruce Damer collaborates with colleagues developing and testing a new model for the origin of life on Earth and in the design of...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, origin of life, space, science, human history, altered states of consciousness
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Sep 29, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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For the 50th Levity Zone podcast Dr. Bruce offers: "Fire in the Sky" a four part full tilt poetic journey from the birth of the cosmos through the origin of life and human conscious awareness. This piece was later performed on stage with Android Jones and Val Santana at the 2016 Lightning in a Bottle festival. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (performer), Lisa Cory (cover photography), Val Santana/DJ DISSOLV (recording and music mixing). [released 29 September 2016]
Topics: Cosmogenesis, biogenesis, evolution, consciousness, language, paleolithic Europe, Ancient Greece,...
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Sep 23, 2016 Christopher Pezza, Allan Lundell
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The "Flat Earth" Panel featuring Dr. Bruce Damer @ the Symbiosis 2016 Festival. Show produced by Chris Pezza. Panel hosted by Dr. Erik Davis. Featuring comedic performances by Kumare, JP Sears, Dr. Bruce Damer, Bejna Juster, Tyler Hanson and others. Panel held Friday September 23rd at Symbiosis Gathering 2016, Woodward Reservoir, Oakdale, CA. Video shot by Allan Lundell.
Topics: Flat Earth, Comedy, Take3, Space, Meditation
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Aug 30, 2016 Duncan Trussell
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EPISODE 209 - Dr. Bruce Damer A conversation with the brilliant scientist and speaker Dr. Bruce Damer (Levity Zone Podcast, damer.com) we talk about VR, technology, the feasibility of mining asteroids, and the Atman of shape shifting through the military industrial complex, academia, and other radically different cultures.
Topics: Origin of Life, Space Exploration, Asteroid Mining, Virtual Reality, science, shape shifting
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Aug 21, 2016 Greg Friedman
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Greg Friedman speaks with Dr. Bruce Damer on the Inner Journey program on FM KX 93.5 Laguna Beach, California on August 21st, 2016. Show link: http://www.kx935.com/podcasts/inner-journey-greg-friedman-guest-bruce-damer/ Bruce Frederick Damer, PhD (born 31 January 1962) is a Canadian American multi-disciplinary scientist, designer, and speaker. He works in evolutionary biology researching the question of the origin of life and the exploration and economic development of space. He also has a...
Topics: science, space, wellness, yoga, media, Ram Dass, future of humanity
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Jul 15, 2016 Tara Djokic
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Dr. Bruce Damer interviewed in July 2106 by Richard Smith for the ABC/Arte "Living Universe" science TV series. Shot on location near the Strelley Pool fossil locality these segments feature multiple takes of a discussion of "Darwin's warm little pond" and the newly proposed "Terrestrial Origins" theory of the origin of life in fresh water pools. Second camera capture of the making of the documentary by Tara Djokic.
Topics: origin of life, life in the universe, biogenesis, chemistry, complexity, Charles Darwin
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Jun 15, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Ken Adams, Tom Riedel, Valentin Santana
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Deep Dreaming Science, a magickal visual soundscape storytelling held @ Elixart in Nevada City, California, with Bruce Damer, Ken Adams and DJ DISSOLV-Valentin Santana (15 June 2016)
Topics: storytelling, origins, science, space, google deep dream, visionary art, computer graphics,...
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Jun 4, 2016 Evil Twins (Grace brothers)
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Dr. Bruce Damer on the Evil Twin Podcast (#EVLTWN). Find it  at: http://www.eviltwinpodcast.com/ Episode 57 description: In this episode we talk to the brilliant Dr. Bruce Damer. Dr. Damer is an associate researcher in the Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California at Santa Cruz where he collaborated with Prof. David Deamer to develop the Coupled Phases model for the origin of life. From 1999 to 2009 Dr. Damer's company, DigitalSpace Corporation, was awarded contracts by...
Topics: space, science, visionary thinking
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May 28, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, LiB
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Dr. Bruce Damer's performance of "Fire In The Sky" at the 2016 Lighting in a Bottle festival on the Temple of Lucent Consciousness stage. Live art projections were provided by by Android (Andrew) Jones, and music was artfully blended in by DJ DISSOLV (Val Santana). Two camera shoot by Kalie Violet Starkey (Quicktime movie file set) and cell phone capture by Michael Moore (MP4). Performed on 28 May, 2016 by the dry shores of the San Antonio Reservoir, Bradley California.
Topics: poetry, space, science, human history, human future
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May 27, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer's presentation of "Origin of Life Science: We are the Communal Unit" at the 2016 Lighting in a Bottle festival. Presented on the Temple of Lucent Consciousness stage on 27 May, 2016 by the San Antonio Reservoir. Cell phone capture by Michael Moore. 
Topics: origin of life, science, space, visionary exploration, thought experiments
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May 22, 2016 Michael Garfield, Evan Snyder
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Michael Garfield & Evan Snyder interview Dr. Bruce Damer on the Future Fossils Podcast (Episode 4, Season 1). Designer and scientist Bruce Damer shares his thoughts - and bold spacecraft designs - to enable sustainable space exploration. He argues that we can go to Mars, but it doesn't need to be a one way trip...  On asteroid mining, the origins of life, growing up during the Apollo Program and the importance of unifying society under visions for Great Projects (see also: Project...
Topics: space flight, space exploration, origin of life, chemistry, ancient Earth, Elon Musk, Biosphere 2,...
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Apr 1, 2016 Michael Philip
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Dr. Bruce Damer's appearances on the Third Eye Drops podcast (successor to the MidWest Real podcast).
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, Dennis McKenna, Space, Science, Psychedelics, conscousness
Voice of America story: Apple Turns 40 in World It Helped Create Featuring interviews with several computer pioneers including Dr. Bruce Damer, founder and curator of the DigiBarn Computer Museum. Find the story online at: http://www.voanews.com/content/apple-computer-forty-steve-jobs-wozniak/3263533.html By Steve Baragona, VOA, March 31, 2016
Topics: computer history, Apple computer, Apple II, Apple MacIntosh, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, iPhone,...
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Feb 29, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Roll open the doors to the DigiBarn Computer Museum as we enter a new theme in the Zone. Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak gets a grand tour of Dr. Bruce's vintage computer collection. Deep nerd wisdom is mixed with whimsical techie banter as first person true stories of Apple and the rise of the personal computer are shared. Credits: Steve Wozniak, Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell, Sellam Ismail (speakers, recording and editing), Bo Millward (sound cleanup) Kyle Espenshade (theme music)....
Topics: Steve Wozniak, Apple Computer, DigiBarn Computer Museum, Apple II, Xerox Alto, Elixir Technologies,...
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Feb 1, 2016 KMO, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer's appearances on the C-Realm podcast hosted by KMO.
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, C-Realm, consciousness, space, science, politics
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Jan 29, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Returning for the second half of the Merry Pranksters visit to the Levity Zone, Prankster Lee Quarnstrom reads from his autobiography "When I was a Dynamiter" with a spectacular telling of the 1965 bust at Ken Kesey's house in La Honda. Yours truly, Dr. Bruce, shares Leon Tabory's hitherto untold tale of the accidental painting of Kesey's magic bus before its epic 1964 New York trip, a chance inspiration that colored up the whole 60s. And John Leopold, First District Supervisor of...
Topics: Merry Pranksters, Acid Test, 1960s, Santa Cruz, Ken Kesey
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Jan 28, 2016 Michael Philip
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Dr. Bruce Damer's appearances on the Third Eye Drops podcast (successor to the MidWest Real podcast) as recorded in video (Skype) with guests. Episode with Dennis McKenna and Michael Phillip: There are a few unicorns running around who’ve figured out a way to re-appropriate the dusty old construct of academia to their own terms. Both Dennis McKenna and Bruce Damer were brilliant enough, brave enough and tenacious enough to do it. If you’re familiar with them you already know, if not,...
Topics: Dennis McKenna, Terence McKenna, visionary thinking, psychedelics, Palenque Norte, science,...
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Dec 27, 2015 Tom Barbalet, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer being interviewed with host Tom Barbalet on the original Biota Podcast and in conversation with the artificial life community of practitioners on the Biota Live conversations.
Topics: Artificial Life, computer simulation, emergence
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Dec 27, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Thomas Cuellar
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Dr. Bruce Damer interviewing various participants in the development of personal computing. Introduced by Thomas "Tommy" Cuellar.
Topic: history of computing
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Dec 27, 2015 Allan Lundell, Sun Lundell
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Dr. Bruce Damer and friends & family on the Dr. Future Show on KSCO AM 1080 Santa Cruz, hosted by Dr. Future Allan Lundell and Mrs. Future Sun Lundell.
Topics: science, space, current events, technology
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Dec 27, 2015 Dr. David Livingston
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Episodes of Dr. Bruce Damer and DigitalSpace on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston. See The Space Show at: http://www.thespaceshow.com/
Topics: spaceflight, NASA, virtual reality, 3D graphics, simulation
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Dec 25, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Recordings of Dr. Bruce Damer on miscellaneous podcasts. Frequent appearances on podcasts or major podcasts are given their own records. This is a collection of infrequent or one-off appearances on various podcasts.
Topics: podcasts, science, technology
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Dec 24, 2015 Lorenzo Hagerty, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer on the Psychedelic Salon Podcast.
Topics: Psychedelic Salon, visionary thinking
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Dec 17, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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The Merry Pranksters return to Santa Cruz to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Acid Test! Hear George Walker, Mountain Girl Carolyn Garcia and Ken Babbs on stage at Don Quixote's hold forth on deep counter-cultural history. Hosted by by County Supervisor John Leopold, this important historical event, which back in 1965 spawned the Grateful Dead, is commemorated by a proclamation, and a historic marker... a bus stop! Santa Cruz honors its Psychedelic history and Dr. Bruce was there to...
Topics: The Merry Pranksters, The Grateful Dead, Acid Tests, Counter Culture
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Dec 2, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell
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Dr. Bruce Damer presents SHEPHERD Spacecraft at Santa Cruz NewTech Meetup (Dec 2, 2015)
Topics: space, SHEPHERD, asteroid mining, mars exploration
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Nov 28, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Returning from the Deep 90s back to the future in 2015 Dr. Bruce joins Allan Lundell and his mythic friend Peter Fae for a hot tub confab high on the mountaintop of Future Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Not only is Al a true bon homme but he is also a keen observer of the cyber-culture and developing trends in tech and the social landscape, chronicling all of this in his KSCO Santa Cruz radio show, Dr. Future. Realizing a twenty year dream of networking hot tub conversations, Dr. Bruce, Al...
Topics: spirituality, science, gaia, space, billionaires, origin of life, mythic selves, avatars, drones
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Aug 29, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Darek Milewski
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Teleport back to the "Deep 90s" in March of 1996 when Dr. Bruce and the founder of Craigslist Craig Newmark were interviewed for UC Berkeley radio KALX by journalist Darek Milewski. They opined on the future of publishing and whether the printed book would survive in the future. This brief dialogue with Craig, now a household name on the Internet, captures that innocence and dreamy time of all possibility. Craig is optimistic that many more people would soon be hooked up the Internet...
Topics: Internet, publishing, ebooks, Craig Newmark, Craigslist
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Jul 27, 2015 Jonathan Davis, Uplift Connect-Mullumbimby, Australia
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Life On Earth Began as a Collaboration An interview with D r. Bruce Damer  on new speculations in science with an impact on philosophy and a rethinking of human civilization. Recorded on July 27th, 2015 at the home of Bharat Mitra near Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia. Video by Jonathan Davis. Youtube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrNYltw0I8M
Topics: science, origin of life, collaboration, philosophy, Darwinism
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Jul 22, 2015 Tara Djokic, Australian Center for Astrobiology
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Dr. Bruce Damer and Prof. Dave Deamer of UC Santa Cruz discuss a new theory for the origin of life on the banks of the Shaw River in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Topics: origins of life, science, biology, chemistry
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Jul 22, 2015 Tara Djokic, Australian Center for Astrobiology
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Prof. Dave Deamer and Dr. Bruce Damer of UC Santa Cruz discuss a new theory for the origin of life on the banks of the Shaw River in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Topic: origin of life
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Jun 25, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce presents his most deeply held idea: a new hypothesis for how life began on the Earth, The Coupled Phases model was developed over thirty years of inquiry and completed with the collaboration of his mentor and colleague at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Professor David Deamer. Hear how the model works and how it might help us refigure our civilization, first in his TEDx Santa Cruz talk, then in an interview on the Midwest Real podcast, and finally from his presentation of...
Topics: origin of life, chemistry, complexity theory, chemistry, complexity theory, space, consciousness
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Jun 12, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, TEDxSantaCruz, Midwest Real podcast
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Dr. Bruce presents his greatest idea yet for spaceflight in the first of two TEDx talks given for TEDxSantaCruz on April 24, 2015. Hear how humanity might create a sustainable presence in the solar system in this century through SHEPHERD, an innovative new type of spacecraft. After the TEDx talk we continue with an extended discussion about new possibilities in space with Michael Phillip of the Midwest Real podcast. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (introducer and presenter), TEDxSantaCruz (event...
Topics: space flight, nasa, mars, asteroids, life, tedx
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May 28, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. R.P. Kaushik returns to the Levity Zone in what I call "the Long Minding Road to Freedom", He first recounts the long history of spiritual traditions in India and the West all of which eventually devolve into limited products of Mind and Ego. He then examines the nature of the mind itself showing that this most sensitive instrument can become our guru, if we will only choicelessly follow its meanderings until the end. In this way we will open out into a new space: the flow of...
Topic: consciousness
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May 23, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Select video segments and still images from Dr. Bruce Damer’s performance of "Conscious Light From Ancient Temples To Modern Shamanism" performed on the Temple Stage at the Lighting in a Bottle Festival, May 23, 2015. Building on a theme introduced by Lorenzo Hagerty in their workshop at Esalen in 2012, Dr. Damer takes an in-depth look at the importance and essence of the Mysteries at Eleusis. Included is an edit from the Lightning in a Bottle film crew to promote talks at future...
Topics: Shamanism, Eleusis, Eleusinian Mysteries
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Preview by Lighting in a Bottle (LiB) Festival Lightning Talk Preview of Dr. Bruce Damer at the LiB 2015 featuring an excerpt from "Conscious Light From Ancient Temples To Modern Shamanism" performed on May 23, 2015. Available on the web at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_0DXes4ty0
Topics: Early human evolution, consciousness, Greek civilization, Eleusinian Mysteries, Christianity,...
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Apr 25, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Rejoin Dr. Bruce during his 2015 Levity Zone Tour in Australia for part 2 of the Sydney Serenade. Ray trace a visionary beam  through the crystalline structure of Endo, diffracting through the azure jewel of civilization, passing back through ancient Australian zircons to the origin of life, completing our photonic journey in a glint off Incan temple foundations. The crystal sphere then went out to dance by moonlight and found itself in a Gaian dialogue with the local Lukuma and together they...
Topics: consciousness, Australia, civilization, space travel, inca
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Are we compelled to become an interplanetary species? Scientist and designer Bruce Damer thinks so. In this philosophical talk he elaborates on a new theory of the origin of life, and makes the case that the future of all life on earth lies in complete, and radical, collaboration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qiW4aUqtvA
Topics: origin of life, science, space
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Apr 24, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, TEDx Santa Cruz
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Designer and scientist Bruce Damer shares his thoughts - and the bold SHEPHERD spacecraft design - for sustainable space exploration (and settlement). He argues that we CAN go to Mars, but it doesn't need to be a one way trip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLMHcUg36yc
Topic: space
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Apr 1, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Zach Jankovic
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Dr. Bruce is interviewed by the "VR The Movie" documentary film crew in April of 2015 on his past and current views of Virtual Reality. This sweeping discussion starts with the story of Jaron Lanier escaping to Silicon Valley in an old car to create the first VR headset and glove in the late 1980s, We then motor on through the mid 90s revolution in online "avatar" virtual worlds and drive up to the second coming of VR with Oculus Rift in the 20-teens. We finally look through...
Topics: Virtual Reality, avatars, Jaron Lanier, Oculus Rift, Thomas Edison, cinema, James Cameron,...
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Mar 27, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Join Dr. Bruce midway through his 2015 Levity Zone down under tour of eastern Australia. In an artsy warehouse in the artsy Sydney district of Newtown Dr. Bruce presented an evening serenade of visionary story threads woven with the chill tones of live DJ Tsentsak (aka Richard Baron). Lie back with the Aussies and take in part one of a trip through our deepest history hyperdriving up through to the fragile but potent present, riding the liminal zone between reason and magick. Credits: Dr. Bruce...
Topics: consciousness, Australia, politics, Eleusis
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Paper Abstract: Hydrothermal fields on the prebiotic Earth are candidate environments for biogenesis. We propose a model in which molecular systems driven by cycles of hydration and dehydration in such sites undergo chemical evolution in dehydrated films on mineral surfaces followed by encapsulation and combinatorial selection in a hydrated bulk phase. The dehydrated phase can consist of concentrated eutectic mixtures or multilamellar liquid crystalline matrices. Both conditions organize and...
Topics: protocells, hydrothermal fields, early evolution, origin of life, evolutionary biology, chemistry,...
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Feb 6, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Hugo Farrant, DJ Treats
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UK-Australian performer Hugo Farrant teams up with DJ Treats and enters the Levity Zone with his unique visionary rap. Hugo takes us back way before Eleusis to Mesopotamia's Spring Goddess Ishtar. We fall into his spell of words and music and journey as the grateful pilgrim in search of the divine feminine and our collective rejuvenation from Mother Nature herself. Hugo also raps with whimsical world band Dub The Magic Dragon, and PhD historian and musician Giordano Nanni, co-creator of Juice...
Topics: Ishtar, ascension, civilization, religion, ceremony
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Jan 29, 2015 Evolver Lounge
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Video and stills from Dr. Bruce Damer's performance for Evolver Lounge at Mycelium Studio, Melbourne Australia Facebook page and comments: https://www.facebook.com/events/332125833661749/permalink/335208263353506/ From the original announcement: Jan 29, 2015: Melbourne 7pm-10pm Melbourne Evolver Lounge Mycelium Studios 255 Johnston St. Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3067 Bruce Damer is teamed up with The Evolver Lounge and Joe Oppenheimer and his band to create an immersive...
Topics: science, space, psychedelics, history
A new model for the origin of life: Coupled phases and combinatorial selection in fluctuating hydrothermal pools Hydrothermal fields on the prebiotic Earth are candidate environments for biogenesis. We propose a model in which molecular systems driven by cycles of hydration and dehydration in such sites undergo chemical evolution and selection in a dehydrated surface phase followed by encapsulation and combinatorial selection in a hydrated phase. This model is partly supported by recent...
Topics: origin of life, astrobiology
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Nov 14, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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The Eleusinian mysteries of ancient Greece initiated an awakening into civilization, science and art but were lost when fanatical Christians and savage tribes smashed the temple as the Roman empire fell. Are we living in an inferior culture driven by non-initiates subjecting our world to the worst juvenile destructive tendancies? Dr. Bruce explores the return of Eleusinian initiation through rites in circles held around the world in this talk from Burning Man 2014, Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer,...
Topics: Eleusinian mysteries, civilization, initiation, healing, psychopathy, greek mythology
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Oct 14, 2014 Joe Rogan Experience
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Dr. Bruce Damer's first appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on October 14, 2014. From the podcast summary at: http://podcasts.joerogan.net/podcasts/bruce-damer Dr. Bruce Damer is a polymath scientist, designer, author and general explorer of liminal realms. He has worked for over a decade in simulation and design of space missions for NASA, develops biochemical models for the origin of life at UC Santa Cruz and collects vintage computers and their history in his DigiBarn computer...
Topics: Joe Rogan, space exploration, science, human history, digibarn, origin of life
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Oct 14, 2014 Joe Rogan Experience Podcast
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Dr. Bruce Damer is a polymath scientist, designer, author and general explorer of liminal realms. He has worked for over a decade in simulation and design of space missions for NASA, develops biochemical models for the origin of life at UC Santa Cruz and collects vintage computers and their history in his DigiBarn computer museum. He has a practice exploring beyond the edges of consciousness to bring back stuff that is meaningful for humanity and the Gaian prerogative. 
Topics: Joe Rogan, Dr. Bruce Damer, science, space, history, vintage computing
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Sep 27, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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In honor of the passing of Dr. Alexander 'Sasha' Shulgin a special group journeyed to a lush green spring-fed valley in dry far Northern California back in June of 2014. Dr. Bruce spins a tale of how we came to vision, the coevolution of technology and then on into how we may open to a group overmind driven and connected through the 'Shulgin Chip' and reach a place where we resonate with a cosmic destiny.Thanks to author Ramez Naam for his novel Nexus which was the inspiration for this talk....
Topic: Sasha Shulgin
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Sep 18, 2014 Sergio Lub, Dr. Bruce Damer, Galen Brandt
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2014 Sep 18th - Thu at 6:00 PM Dr. BRUCE DAMER: Re-visioning Origins: from Cosmogenesis to Life's Emergence; from Eleusis to the Evolution of Civilization. Presentation by an interdisciplinary scientist working with NASA, UCSC and the visionary community as he tracks the evolution of computers, cyberspace, consciousness and its altering, to aid the human enterprise.  Pesonal Site: http://www.damer.com Singer: Galen Brandt Location: Earthrise at IONS - Institute of Noetic Sciences Campus - 101...
Topics: science, origins, space
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Sep 1, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, Tom Riedel
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Dr. Bruce Damer presents "The Entheogenic Singularity" @ Palenque Norte, Burning Man 2014 in honor of Sasha Shulgin. Artistic rendering by Tom Riedel.
Topics: Burning Man, Sasha Alexander Shulgin, Palenque Norte, Psychedelics, Ramez Naam
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Aug 1, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, David Neb, Gino Yu
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Dr. Bruce Damer on panel with Daniel Pinchbeck @ Burning Man 2014 (2 parts) (August 2014). Thanks go out to David Neb for taking the recording and for Gino Yu for organizing the panel.
Topics: future of consciousness, space, origin of life
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May 9, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dhiren Dasu
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In part two of the Bubble Culture Dhiren Dasu and Dr. Bruce continue to tackle the trends, economics, and purported transformational community of the festival scene. This August 2013 studio session unravels the ‘entitlement generation’ and recalls the features of real community versus the ephemeral and unsustainable nature of the festivals. While peak experiences have value, Dr. Bruce asks the question: does the festival scene feed the machine? Still there is a chance for the opening of...
Topics: youth culture, festivals, counter-culture
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Apr 15, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dhiren Dasu
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Recorded at the Blue Lotus Temple of Sound and Light, this is the first of the "studio sessions" to be brought out into the Levity Zone. Featuring musician, artist and neighbor Dhiren Dasu in conversation with Dr. Bruce we tackle a topic not often taken on: the viability of the festival scene and the image and the reality of the "counter' or 'bubble' culture lifestyle prevalent on the West Coast of the US and elsewhere. As the philosopher Alan Watts counseled fifty years before,...
Topics: counter-culture, festivals
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Apr 1, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer, Raymond Soulard
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In April, 2014 the members of the Boston-based Jellicle Literary Guild met to consider a question posed virtually by Dr. Bruce on "can we remake our communities in the old model of the closely knit circle?". See how a group of intelligent New Englanders tackle this question. Host and publisher of Scriptor Press Raymond Soulard has guided the guild since its founding in New Britain, Connecticut in 1988. If you would like to host your own "salon" with a question posed in the...
Topics: community, civilization
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Mar 28, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Part two of the first Levity Zone Salon held in December of 2013 at Ancient Oaks Farm covers Dr. Bruce's personal integration  guided by the teachings of Eckart Tolle and J. Krishnamurti. Travis then shared his heartbreak and frustration with powerful prescription drugs given to kids at his school putting them into a manic monkey mind state. The medicating of generations of youth by society may be altering the future of human consciousness and the very world in which we will all live. Mikey...
Topics: Consciousness, drugs, childhood education, Eckart Tolle, J. Krishnamurti, human condition
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Feb 22, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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In this special edition of the Levity Zone we embark on a new leg of our journey with the start of Levity Zone Salons. The first one was held  at Ancient Oaks Farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains on December 7th 2013 and featured: Dr. Bruce, Jacob Aman, Mark Boolootian, Mikey Siegel, and Travis Rios. The theme was: how do you integrate deeply powerful spiritual experiences into your everyday life? Those precious elevated states doled out from some ineffable source are rare in the human experience...
Topics: Spirtual Experience, Psychology, Practices
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Jan 29, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This lost talk from Fractal Nation at Burning Man 2012 was resurrected by Andrew O'Keefe! Introduced by the artist Android Jones, Dr. Bruce goes on to unbolt the gears and camshafts of the machine that drives society, from the Mad Men who created the advertising that is supposed to define who we are, to how the machine may rattle itself apart like the long lost Soviet Union. How do we prepare for when the wheels come off? Listen in and find your way to slowly, but surely leave that machine and...
Topics: consciousness, civilization, soviet union, R. P. Kaushik, advertising, ecology, power
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Jan 15, 2014 Dr. Bruce Damer
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The Levity Zone features the third and final 2013 Burning Man talk held at the Palenque Norte tent in Camp Soft Landing, Dr. Bruce takes up the vitally important theme of the re-balancing of the feminine in the world as a force to re-center the course of our crazily careening civilization. Dive into this fanciful yet provokative story, based partly on profound new scientific discoveries yes mostly drawn out of the imagination, Follow the life of one of the most important figures in our deep...
Topics: Human Evolution, Feminine, Civilization
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Dec 15, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns with another 2013 Burning Man talk held in the spectacular dome at Fractal Planet, a camp centered around visionary art led by the eclectic crew of spectacular visionary artist Andrew (Android) Jones. Android and a large spirited audience resonated with a vision of how we monkeys might use our fully activated minds to re-imagine and then re-make our world. Is this even plausible or possible? Dr. Bruce invites you to try it in your own life and see for yourself, for the...
Topics: cosmology, brain science, visionary thinking, imagination
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Nov 19, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns from the Amazon rainforest and opens the Burning Man 2013 talks series with "Sacred Monkey Power", a talk about our 90 million year deep ancestry starting out on the limbs of rainforest giants. A real dragonfly graced the colorful pavillion of Sacred Spaces Village during the talk adding to the magic. Pressing on Dr. Bruce showed how we may push back against the coiling snake of technology, the thrall of our manic monkey masters and aim our civilization for that...
Topics: Human Ancestry, Technology, Future
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Oct 28, 2013 Tom Barbalet
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In the second "Conscious in the Cloud" session hosted by Tom Barbalet at Netflix HQ in Los Gatos, CA as part of a new series for the Biota.org podcast, Dr. Bruce Damer presents for the first time in public the conception of the "Genesis Engine" driven by the "Genesis Formulation". Inspired by the Drake Equation the formulation is ten factors that Damer and U.C. Santa Cruz collaborator Prof. David Deamer and others are putting forth as required for laboratory...
Topics: evolution, origin of life, Drake equation, chemistry, simulation
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Oct 1, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer, Lasse Vedel Olsen, Saad Zia
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Animation of Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Podcast #2: "Naeem at the Source" by Lasse Vedel Olsen. Features a reading of Dr. Bruce Damer's story as read in Islamabad Pakistan by Saad Zia.
Topics: origin of consciousness, language, human history, Pushtun
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Oct 1, 2013 Lasse Vedel Olsen, Dr. Bruce Damer, Jacob McDonald
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An animation of the Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Podcast #3: "The Conscious Universe" by Lasse Vedel Olsen in the fall of 2013.
Topics: consciousness, cosmology, poetry
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Sep 27, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Join us on the Pantheon stage at Symbiosis Gathering 2013 for Dr. Bruce introduced by visionary activist and coyote spiritwoman Caroline Casey. Dr. Bruce threaded together five of his recent raps from the Levity Zone and Burning Man, weaving in the story of the birth of the visionary experience 300 million year ago, the Madre seeing through our tiny primate eyes and being challenged by the snake of tech, the birth and life of Mitochrondrial Eve, all the way up to the dreamed for ascension of us...
Topics: paleobiology, human ancestry, mitochondrial eve, extinction, human future, space exploration,...
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Sep 14, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer; Conversants
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A spirited group in Ojai Salon number 3 takes on a big theme: what is the highest purpose of humanity? Topics include: our deepest origins in time, bringing a new myth to the extant world, alien abduction visions, Burning Man as a vehicle for ascension, the thinking of joseph campbell, or simply existing in the present. It is true that humanity is already on the best possible path, carried along by the enormity of nature, and that we are accelerating toward some kind of ascension? This positive...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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Aug 21, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer; Steve Murtaugh
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Dr. Bruce welcomes you back to the Levity Zone! This is the third and last audience Q&A session for Ojai Salon number two (podcast 13). We continue on late into that night of June 2013 with Dennis, Jeff and Dr. Bruce delving deeply into the influence of the mad mesmeric monkey on civilization. The mesmeric power of the mostly male guru, the religious sect, the business or government honcho and other so-called leaders may be one of the greatest diversions in history from our path to personal...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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Aug 15, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer; Steve Murtaugh
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This second audience Q&A session for Ojai Salon number two (podcast 13) returns to a key theme for how we might reinvent a beautiful world by the year 2050. Central to that vision is the re-centering of civilization on the feminine. Sarah, Dennis, Jeff, and Dr. Bruce explore the rise of the feminine in the west, Travel from 21st Century Europe where women's power is strongly returning back to the shores of southern Africa where the male manic monkey may have been born in the very hearth and...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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Jul 30, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This first audience Q&A session for the second Ojai Salon (podcat 013) treats the sharing of a vision of a sane, sustainable and healthy world of the year 2050. We return to that intimate evening in a stone room in Ojai, California in June of 2013 and dive into dialogue, theories and stories shared by our audience. Audience contributor Dennis Leary emerges here as a powerful new voice of the Levity Zone. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (intro, editing), Steve Murtaugh (music), Jacob Aman (art),...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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Jul 19, 2013 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This second Ojai Salon opens with the sharing of a vision transporting us to the world of 2050. In this wondrous world of the imagination the ideal outcome has occurred and we are living in a safe, sane and healthy  civilization nestled nicely on a recovered and restored verdant Earth. How did we get there? Suspend yourself in disbelief for a while and just settle back and enjoy the given vision. In the next episode the audience dialogue will dive into how we might actually get there. Credits:...
Topics: Future of humanity, sustainability, spirituality